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Description and Price:
||48106 - P-39
Airacobra Seats (with American Harness) USD$7.95
48107 - P-39 Airacobra Seats (with British Sutton Harness) USD$7.95
48108 - P-39/P-400 12 Stack Exhausts USD$4.95
48109 - P-39/P-400 Tubular Exhausts USD$4.95
48110 - P-39/P-400 Flared Exhausts USD$4.95
48111 - P-39/P-400 British Fishtail Exhausts USD$4.95
Add shipping and handling to
above: USD$4.00 in North America
|Contents and Media:
All Resin. See text for more
quality casting; amazing detail (particularly hollowed-out 12 stack
exhausts) provides accurate alternatives for British versions.
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Ultracast has carved (or, more
accurately, cast) a reputation as a fine producer of first-rate resin figures
and accessories for aircraft and armour models. In particular, Ultracast has
become synonymous with resin replacement seats and exhausts for 1/48 scale
This new batch
of releases will add detail and provide accurate options for British variants of
Eduard's 1/48 scale P-400/P-39 Airacobra kits.
Casting of all
parts is up to Ultracastís high standards. The releases are as follows:
- P-39 Airacobra Seats (with American Harness)
48107 - P-39 Airacobra Seats (with British Sutton Harness)
Ultracast has applied its resin magic to the Airacobra seat. Two separate
releases are available - one with the US-style harness and one with the
distinctive British Sutton Harness. Photographs show that the Sutton Harness
was used in RAF and RAAF operated P-39s, so these will be a valuable
accessory for anybody contemplating an Airacobra in Commonwealth service.
As usual, the drape and detail of the harnesses is very realistic on both
sets. Each set includes two seats.
48108 - P-39/P-400 12 Stack Exhausts
48109 - P-39/P-400 Tubular Exhausts
48110 - P-39/P-400 Flared Exhausts
48111 - P-39/P-400 British Fishtail Exhausts
Ultracast offers four different P-39/P-400 exhaust options with these
latest releases. The
exhausts are finer in shape and subtler in detail than their plastic
Eduard counterparts, and the British fishtail exhaust is not offered in
the kit as an option at all.
The parts are crisply cast with almost no cleanup required before use.
The seam lines and raised lip on each exhaust stack are all there. Of
course, the pipes are hollow as well.
These hollowed out pipes are especially impressive on the 12 stack
exhausts. The lip of each stack is mind-bogglingly narrow, yet the "holes"
in the end of each stack are perfectly rendered.
These will be a very attractive and relevant accessory for anyone
building the Eduard P-39/P-400 family of kits, but they will be
especially valuable for building a British or Commonwealth operated
Thanks to Kevin at
Ultracast for the review samples.
The full catalogue of Ultracast accessories, conversions and figures may be
viewed and purchased at
Ultracast's Web Site.
Review Copyright © 2002 by
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website, except title image and test-fitting image by Brett Green
Page Created 14 July, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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